What is 5G broadband?

5G broadband is the fifth generation of wireless technology that offers a great alternative to fixed broadband. It provides high-speed internet and other services to devices. It is the successor to 4G and is designed to offer faster download and upload speeds, lower latency and greater capacity. How does 5G broadband work? 5G broadband uses … Read more

Netgear Orbi NBK752 mesh system with 5G modem launched for £1099.99

Last month, Netgear announced the £1500 quad-band RBKE960 Orbi Mesh WiFi 6E System. Yesterday they continued their roll of premium-priced networking gear with the announcement of Netgear Orbi NBK752, which is a tri-band mesh WiFi 6 system with a 5G modem built-in, for the bargain price of £1099.99. Spending a grand on a mesh system … Read more

Predator Connect X5 5G CPE Router – Acer enters the router market with 5G CPE router capable of 4.7 Gbps & Predator Connect D5 5G Dongle

One of the more interesting announcements at [email protected] was the diversification into the router market. This is a little more cohesive with their product portfolio than last years Acerpure Cool air purifier. The announcement isn’t for any old router either; this is the first Intel Killer-compatible 5G CPE in the world. I am not sure … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 vs 675 vs 670 vs SD 720 vs SD 765G – A new budget 5G chipset with Cortex A77

Yesterday I reported that Qualcomm might launch the Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G, I was sceptical as this is normally launched during the Tech Summit in December. Well, it turns out they have launched a new chipset, and it looks very impressive, likely to compete with other low-cost 5G options from MediaTek and Hisilicon/Huawei. The Qualcomm Snapdragon … Read more

Realme X50 5G vs Oppo Reno3 Pro Compared – Which is best?

We already know pretty much everything about the Realme X50 5G, but it has now been officially announced. Realme joins OPPO with a new upper mid-range 5G phone powered by the Snapdragon 765G. OPPO went a strange route launching two models, one with the new Mediatek Dimensity 1000L for the standard model, and the other … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 vs Huawei Kirin 990 5G vs Samsung Exynos 990 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Compared

Today MediaTek formally announced their new flagship chipset which looks set to bring back MediaTek into the world of flagship devices with some impressive specs. This chipset was the “first” 5G chipset to be announced all the way back in May, it seemed like a market stunt, just to get the news out, with no … Read more

5G Xiaomi Redmi K30 launches 10th December in China with Snapdragon 735

Multiple companies are trying to push out a mid-range 5G phone as quickly as possible, and it looks like Xiaomi will pip everyone to the post. Xiaomi has officially revealed the promo poster for the new Redmi K30 confirming the launch date will be on the 10th of December, it had previously been expected to … Read more

Oppo squeezes another Reno launch in before the year is out with 5G Reno 3 using SD735

Most companies launch one phone in each range per year, OnePlus have a mid-year incremental upgrade, but OPPO will be launching the third version of the Reno before the end of the year. Companies appear to be scrambling as quickly as possible to launch a Qualcomm Snapdragon 735 based mid-range 5G phone. Realme, Xiaomi and … Read more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G Review – Testing 5G in Manchester with (predictably) disappointing results

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 5G was one of the first phones to launch with 5G, and it is still one of the cheapest options on the market. Vodafone switched on 5G in July with a surprising number of cities already 5G enabled and many smaller towns (including Blackpool) expected to get switched on before 2020. … Read more

MediaTek MT6885Z will be the first midrange 5G chipset based on the Helio M70 modem

MediaTek has been a mainstay in the low to mid-end of the market, but flagging with higher up phones. This all changed recently with the Mediatek Helio G90T which outperforms the Snapdragon 730G in most benchmarks and looks set to start MediaTek’s push back in into the higher end of the market. We already knew … Read more

Integrated 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 vs Snapdragon 730

[Update] It had been previously leaked that the new integrated 5G Qualcomm chipset would be called the Qualcomm Snapdragon 735. Today Qualcomm has now announced the Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 765G. Currently, Qualcomm has not announced the full specification of the Snapdragon 735, but one of the slides confirmed that the new SoC will feature … Read more

The Cost-Effective Way of Buying a 5G Router

Mainstream 5G is just around the corner, and for mobile router users, it’s going to mean having enterprise-level internet connection speeds with you at all times. The trouble is, it’s hard to track down unbiased reviews of kit – so, rather than point you in the direction of one or two specific routers, we’ve put … Read more

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